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firebomb

noun [C]     /ˈfaɪə.bɒm/ US  /ˈfaɪr.bɑːm/
a bomb that causes destruction by starting a fire rather than exploding: Rioters armed with firebombs set light to police barricades.Bombs and missiles firebomb     verb [T] to damage a place with a firebomb: Animal rights extremists have threatened to firebomb any stores that stock fur coats.Detonation and bombardment
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